Each one of us needs to reconnect with ourselves, with our loved ones and with the Earth. When you truly love the Earth you will do anything to protect the Earth. ~Thich Nhat Hanh
Dr. Kevorkian is truly honored that her work was featured in an article in Scientific American. Facing Down “Environmental Grief” was written by Jordan Rosenfeld who understood the work from the get-go, and did a wonderful job sharing it with SA readers. Kriss is equally grateful to Samantha Whitcraft, conservation biologist and shark expert, for contributing her thoughts to the article.
We pollute, destroy, and reshape our planet, eliminating animal habitats and ecosystems to fit human needs. People conscious of the plight of these events react to this decline by experiencing environmental grief®, the grief reaction stemming from the environmental loss of ecosystems caused by natural or man-made events. This is a unique form of disenfranchised grief, a term coined by Dr. Ken Doka, and defined as grief that is not openly accepted or acknowledged in society.
in 2007, Dr. Ani Kalayjian invited Dr. Kevorkian to the 60th Annual DPI/NGO Conference, Climate Change: How It Impacts Us All at the United Nations Headquarters in New York where Kriss discussed her research, and facilitated the networking breakfast meeting, Climate Change: Ethics and Accountability.
*Dr. Kevorkian originally included research papers about environmental grief on this website, but later learned of her work being plagiarized. If you’d like more information, please contact her.
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